ITunes :: Adding Songs To It Without Taking Up Space On Mac Hard Drive?

May 4, 2012

is there any way to have my 30,000+ iTunes collection on my iTunes without having it stored on my Mac? I'd like to be able to use the songs off my external hard drive on my iTunes and just plug the hard drive in as n when I needed it. Can I do this?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: How To See What Taking Up Hard Drive Space?

Aug 24, 2010

I have a new Macbook Pro that I just got in May and my hard drive is pretty full (only about 20gb left), but I have NO idea what is taking up so much space. Is there an app that lets me see in a list what exactly is hogging so much space on my computer?

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MacBook Pro :: Other Taking Lot Of Hard Drive Space?

May 18, 2012

I was checking how much space I had left and noticed that 'other' was taking a lot of my hard drive space.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Applications :: Adding Second External Hard Drive In ITunes

Dec 6, 2008

I'm on Tiger 10.4.11, and the latest iTunes. I have an external hard drive on which I keep all my music files, managed by iTunes. I'm running out of room on that drive. At some point, it is not practical to keep increasing the size of the drive, as the reliability goes down. I'd like to keep my drives to 1TB or so. So, the other solution is to add a second external hard drive, where all new music files can go to. How to do it, so iTunes doesn't freak out? Here's what I'm thinking - could you guys help make it work?

I thought to add the second drive and then in iTunes preferences -->Advanced---> iTunes Music folder location CHANGE to the NEW drive. That way, I'd have iTunes copy all new music to the NEW DRIVE. Question: Now, how do I go about having iTunes reference files on the FIRST drive, so that the Library is up to date, and when I select something to play from the FIRST drive, iTunes knows how to find it?

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OS X :: Transferred Itunes Library To An External Hard Drive - Itunes Wont Play Songs?

Nov 22, 2010

I transferred all my itunes library to an external hard drive.I had all my songs in itunes and then went to "preferences" and set itunes to look on my external hard drive for my itunes. Then I went to "library" and then "consolidate", and it moved all my library over to my external. I can verify that my songs are all there on my externalHowever, now, itunes won't play any songs of mine. I double click on the song in itunes and it just wont play. There's no error message, there's no exclamation point, it just won't play. Any idea what is goign on? Preferences still shows that my library is directing to the external

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ITunes :: After Hard Drive Change - Some Songs Not Available

Apr 26, 2012

I had an external hard drive that started to act wonky and wouldn't mount. I was able to get to mount one last time and transfer the contents over to a new hard drive. Now every time I start iTunes there is a message about checking for gapless playback. I believe there are 82 tracks. It goes by rather fast so it is hard to read each and every title. The ones I have read upon checking I find that the songs have no content. They just don't exist. When you go to control I instead of the track showing the length it shows Not Available.

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ITunes :: Not Locating Songs On External Hard Drive

Oct 12, 2009

I successfully moved my I tunes library to an external hard drive. When I try to play a song with I tunes I get an error message that the song can't be found and I am foreced to manually locate it on the external drive.

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Applications :: Deleting Songs Off Hard Drive With ITunes

Feb 1, 2006

How do I do this? It seems that when I hit Delete on a song in my library it just takes it off iTunes and doesn't move to the trash.

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Applications :: ITunes - Reimport Songs From Hard Drive?

Jan 2, 2010

I accidentally deleted the wrong tracks. They landed in the trash. I found out, pulled it out of the trash and put it back into the folder where they were. Only: iTunes doesn't see them there. How can I import songs into iTunes that are already on my hard drive? Just dropping the song files into the right folder doesn't work. iTunes doesn't see them.

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ITunes :: Storing Songs On External Hard Drive?

May 27, 2012

Will there be problems automatically accessing the songs if they are on an external hard drive?

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Applications :: Adding To An Existing Itunes Folder On External Hard Drive?

Jan 15, 2009

Okay here's the thing: I (not so long ago) copied my entire itunes library to my external hard drive. Now I have updated my itunes library on my powerbook, and want to make sure that I back up the new songs/albums I have. The problem with this is that I have always found that when I drag the itunes folder from my powerbook to the itunes folder on my external drive, it asks to 'replace the itunes music folder'. I don't want this as there are some albums that I have stored in my folder but not on my itunes library and still want to keep them stored.

Is there any way that I could just keep adding to the 'existing' itunes folder on my external drive?

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Applications :: Running Itunes On External Hard Drive / Internal Drive Space Not Enough

Jan 2, 2011

This is what im trying to do. I have a macbook with 120gb hard drive. thats not enough space from my music collection. So i was wondering how to make itunes run off a external hard drive. I looked around and found was for a PC.

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ITunes :: New Folder Created Upon Adding New Songs

Jul 25, 2010

Upon adding new songs to my library, iTunes creates a new folder, gives it the same name as the folder "above" and adds the songs I want to add in this new folder. I deleted the whole library. I have a folder "Greatest hits" with about 20 subfolders for each artist. I added the folder "Greatest hits" to the iTunes library, Itunes creates a new folder for every individual artists in the root directory, copies the songs as well but the cover jpg remains in the "old" folder...
What to do?

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OS X :: Stop ITunes From Adding Songs Automatically?

Nov 6, 2010

I've been trying to figure out how to sort this for ages now, and I just can't get to the bottom of it to save my life. This is the situation. I've just downloaded an album, and it ended up in my Downloads folder, so I moved it to the desktop, then played one of the songs in the album. s soon as I played the song, it opened up in iTunes and then automatically added the song to the music library. I don't want it to do that, I've spent the last couple of hours sorting out my library, adding album artwork, name changes etc and the last thing I need is things getting automatically added to the music library and cluttering and messing things up.

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ITunes For Mac :: Separated Album Into Individual Songs Copied Over From External Hard Drive?

Jun 5, 2014

Why has iTunes seperated a album into indevidual songs, which I have copied over from my external hard drive into iTunes? How can you pull all the songs back together into one album again?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Applications :: Adding Songs Directly To ITunes Music Folder?

May 31, 2009

I was under the impression that you could just put new songs right into this folder and they would show up in iTunes. I added a bunch of music files (correct format of course) to this folder and they don't show up. I still have to use "Add to library" and browse to the actual folder and song for it to show up. What gives?

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OS X Mavericks :: Drive Space Not Adding Up

Dec 5, 2014

Macintosh HD is showing 370GB used but it doesn't add up when you look at the Users folder. The largest User account is 24GB, and between Applications, System, and Library there's only another 17GB used. Hence, about 320GB of used drive space is unaccounted for. 

Disk Utility also shows 500GB drive, 127GB available, 370GB used. 

I suspect an older User account was deleted but has somehow been retained, albeit hidden. Yet the Deleted Users folder is showing Zero Bytes. 

Also, the Trash is completely empty, so the missing data is not lurking there. 

I'd very much like to examine the deleted account and look at the data (particularly photos and movies) that were in there.

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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ITunes :: Deleting .ipa Files To Save Hard Drive Space?

May 17, 2012

I need to free up room on my hard drive. I would like to delete all my .ipa apps. Can I do that?  I have itunes match, and I also sync to icloud. I know when I want to reinstall an app I just do that through the cloud. I have deleted apps to test that this is ok but the apps end up getting reinstalled. Here is what I want to do:

1. delete all my .ipa files on my computer to save a lot of hard drive space (I have a lot of apps....)

2. stop syncing to my computer, and only sync to icloud

3. rely on itunes match for backing up music

4. have calendar and contacts sync through icloud

5. if I need to reinstall apps do that through the tab on the app store for 'purchases.' 

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Jun 21, 2014

need to free up space on my hard drive wanted to move just my movie files to my external hard drive and leave my music on computer

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ITunes For Mac :: How To Know Available Disc Space Every Time On Adding Track

Nov 30, 2014

I'd like to burn a CD with music tracks but I want to know the available disc space every time which I add a track.

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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MacBook :: Free Up Space On Hard Drive / Program For Defragmenting Space?

Jan 19, 2009

I only have like 8 gb left on my macbook's hard drive. Are there any programs I can run that will defrag/free up space? How much does Apple Store typically charge to upgrade a hard drive? How easy is it to do myself?

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ITunes :: Convert Higher Bit Rate Songs Consumes More Space?

Mar 22, 2012

I've got an iPhone & iPad who's filling up quickly mainly due to my audio tracks. They range from 128kbps all the way to ALAC. Currently the audio is consuming 36.9GB but when I select "Convert Higher Bit Rate Songs" to 256kbps, I'm hoping that anything higher (e.g. my 320kbps and ALAC) get converted down and thereby overall consuming less space.

When I select this option, the Audio jumps up to 45.1GB instead. What's going on? Is it upsampling my other 128/160/192kbps tracks up to 256kbps? This option currently seems counterintuitive to me.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Adding A Old PC Hard Disk Drive As An External Drive?

May 6, 2012

So around 5 years ago i got the WD-160JB hard disk drive. I want to see all the things i did back then. I want to be able to connect this WD-160JB drive as a external hard drive to my mac. 

What i am wondering is if you can somehow have a cable or something which links the USB from the MBP to the hard disk. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Mac Pro :: Adding Another Hard Drive?

May 27, 2010

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Intel Mac :: Replace Hard-drive Before Taking It For Service

May 31, 2012

I have some complex questions regarding an iMac, a Time-Machine backup, and iTunes on an iPod. I live about halfway up an extinct volcano about 12 miles north of San Jose Costa Rica. Some months ago, we had a thunderstorm and as I reached to unplug my computers lightening struck about 50 meters from my house. I had an iMac with a 3-Tb external backup drive, a PC laptop and a laser printer on the same power strip.There was a definite surge and the light brighten and then power was lost for a few minutes.When power was restored, the PC and the laser printer seemed to work fine but the iMac was cold.Is is possible that the power supply was fried and not other essential parts? Would it be worthwhile to replace the power supply? Can I, with limited experience and tools do it or need I take it to a technician? My concern is that if the hard-drive is good, there is personal information on it that I don't want to risk.Do I need to replace the hard-drive before taking it for service? How hard is that, can I do it? I have seen videos of the drive replacement on-line.If there is a saving grace with this it is that the Time-Machine backup seems fine although I have only accessed the data through Finder.I replaced the iMac with a Macbook Air with significantly less mass storage and I can't just move files to the Macbook. My problem is that I have an iTunes library of some 10,000 songs on the backup and until recently on a 160 Gb iPod which was old and it crashed.I have replaced the iPod but have not tried to restore the iTunes library to it because of my confusion about how to do that.Can anyone tell me how I might do that or give me any insight into the process?


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OS X Mavericks :: Hard Drive Storage Not Adding Up?

Sep 10, 2014

I was shocked to see that my hard drive was close to full last night when I checked on its capacity.  Mainly because I just wiped clean a month ago and reinstalled with the current version of Mavericks.   It would appear that my problem lies within a massive amount of storage used classified as "other".  My HD holds 320 GB and of that, "other" is taking up 161 GB along with my Audio, Movies, Photos and Apps taking up a combined 120 GB.  This leaves me with about 40 GB left of free space. 

I am unable to pinpoint the location of these "other" files.  Totaling up the four subfolders in my HD (System, Library, Users and Applications) only amounts to 120 GB which can be traced back to my Audio, Movies, Photos and Apps.  This leaves 161 GB floating around used somewhere that I haven't the slightest clue of where it is.  I have used Grand Perspective and a disk space analyzer from the app store and they both only recognize 120 GB being used by the hard drive.  

To make things a little more interesting, when I first noticed this "other" issue, it was taking up 145 GB and over the course of an hour or so after multiple restarts it has worked its way up to the 161 GB it is at now.  Is there some type of glitch here? 

I have tried restarting in Safe Mode to reset any stuck processes, but that didn't work either.  I have searched similar problems but most people have found massive log files which they were able to pinpoint using a disk analyzer. 

With a clean wipe and reset only a month ago, how can the "other" be this big already? 

I have a 2007 iMac which ran great with snow leopard...I currently have the latest version of Mavericks 10.9.4

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 2007 iMac

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PowerPC :: Dual 1.8 G5 - Adding Another Internal Hard Drive

Mar 26, 2007

I may be coming across a Dual 1.8 G5 (M9454LL/A) and just wanted anyones opinion. I was wondering how expandable this thing is in terms of adding another internal hard drive...also are there any limitations this machine has in general (i already have an intel mac so this would be a second computer)?

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Fill Up Without Downloading Or Adding Anything?

Mar 24, 2012

A "start-up disk is full" message popped up suddenly.  I safe booted up, and cleared off 2 GB of stuff, and thought I was good. But then, I noticed the space available started to shrink rapidly, and the hard drive was full again.  Now I can't even safe boot it up. 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Mac Is Constantly Adding Screen Shots To Hard Drive

May 5, 2012

I have discovered that my Mac running OS X v. 10.7.3 is storing a screenshot about every 5 minutes while the computer is actively used.  I cannot find anything in the Activity Monitor that looks out of place. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Disappearing Memory From Hard Drive / Reduces Drive Space While Watching Movie

Jul 20, 2010

I have been running out of hard drive space and have deleted a whole bunch of files... even deleted all the languages i didn't need from all my applications... about a week ago i freed up around 2GB.... but without saving and downloading anything my free space is now 70MB!! All I have been doing is watching streamed videos and I notice this reduces the drive space as I'm watching it!! Even opening firefox and some websites drops my memory by 0.1MB. I can't find anywhere where temporary files might be so i can delete them.

I never used to have this problem but I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that I now use wireless internet through a phone provider and a USB modem rather than my previous WiFi via cable broadband. Can anybody shed some light on what is stealing my memory when browsing?

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